Upstream Project Abandonment Operations

DISM-EN-P

Who should attend?

  • Presents the various steps of decommissioning, with a smooth transition from operation to cessation of production (CoP).
Public :
  • Engineers and technicians whose activities are related to the decommissioning of Oil & Gas facilities either onshore or offshore.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • DECOMMISSIONING PROJECTS MANAGEMENT

      • Overview of platform decommissioning projects. Engineering analysis. Operational planning. Logistics constraints. Contracting.
      • Case study: decommissioning cost liability estimation.
  • PERMITTING & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

      • Regulatory framework. Decommissioning execution plan.
      • Environmental impact assessment: pre/post decommissioning surveys, soil, surface water and ground water pollution control, soil pollution remediation.
      • Optimize decommissioning spendings. Project efficiency. Best practice adherence.
      • Understand and reduce risk.
      • Case study: integrated decommissioning planning.
  • PLATFORM PREPARATION - SAFETY IN DECOMMISSIONING ACTIVITIES

      • Topsides preparation, modules separation and preparation for lifting.
      • Risk related to process equipment decommissioning and preparation for lifting; associated safety procedures.
      • Subsea preparation.
      • Compliance with government and industry guidelines and standards.
      • Ongoing operational verification of safety critical elements.
      • Class and certification of innovative decommissioning.
      • Case study: decommissioning cost liability estimation.
  • WELL PLUGGING & ABANDONMENT (P&A)

      • Well abandonment overview. Short term and long term well integrity. Types of well completions.
      • Plugging and abandonment methods, procedures and technologies.
      • Remedial squeeze cementing and cement-plug placement as permanent well-barrier elements.
      • Conductor removal.
  • PLATFORM REMOVAL

      • Transport barge and lifting capacity requirements.
      • Topsides removal.
      • Subsea structure (jacket) removal.
      • Seabed removal (templates, pilings).
  • PIPELINE DECOMMISSIONING

      • Pipeline decommissioning and burial procedure.
  • MATERIALS DISPOSAL & SITE CLEARANCE

      • Platform materials disposal and recycling.
      • Site clearance: pre/post decommissioning surveys, site clearance assessment (divers, ROV, test trawling).

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to understand:
  • the regulatory and technical complexities of late life operations and decommissioning,
  • cessation of production (CoP) preparation,
  • decommissioning activities organization.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive course delivered by experts of the E&P industry:
  • Case studies.
  • Videos illustrating the main aspects of dismantlement.
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